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donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
is expected to exhume the body of a lottery winner who may have been murdered. they say khan injected a lethal dose of cyanide one day after the state cut him a check for the jock pot of about $425,000. police have launched a homicide investigation. >>> who knew astronauts were packing heat? they say russian cosmonauts on international space station have a gun, the swiss army knife of weapons, if you will, which apparently has three barrels also a folding stock that doubles as a shovel. >>> a hot air balloon wedding celebration in san diego turned dangerous has strong winds swung the basket, forcing the pilot to make a crash landing on a house. luckily, there were no serious injuries and the bride and groom had already said their vows. >>> here's an early look at a top health headline on nbcnews.com. >>> cancer death rates drop, hpv is on the rise. they find a decrease in deaths caused by most common cancers such as breast and lung but low vaccination rates may be to blame for spike in hpv-related cancers. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil wash. >>> stocks took a
and genghis khan than they do of congress. root canals also went higher than congressional leaders. >> brussels sprouts? >> yes. washington did, however, rank better than some other things. americans prefer congress over the kardashians, telemarketers and playground bullies. >> there is hope still. we'll be right back. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> we have a lot more news coming in the next 90 minutes. >> jessica aguirre has the rundown. >> 2012 was the hottest year on record. "nightly news" examines what's going on. the change that could be coming to your favorite cafe. those stories and more when i join raj at 6:00. >> thank you. we'll all be here at 6:00. "nightly news" is next. >> good night. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful ex
million lottery jackpot. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after he won a million dollars in the illinois lottery last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: not even a month after posing with the giant check, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at the time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. ate his last dinner. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, c
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
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